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president obama is joining forces with the unions and actually ruining the economy. but progressives say the president is keeping the union fight at arm's lent. former governor jennifer granholm joins us. >>> and a man at a town hall for republicans, congressman paul broun asked when will the president be shot, and the congressman laughs. and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at >>> as the rnc goes after president obama tying him to the union agenda,รง the media arm, x news, declares the political discord in wisconsin union busting. >>> and a man at a town hall asks when is going to shoot obama. it took republican congressman paul broun three days to figure out he should condemn what he heard. >>> 100% politics. have you looked at the list of the
obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to put another check mark in the column of bought and paid for b
suppression. >> according to attorney general eric holder, president obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to
of states. obama is doing this. imagine if president palin did it. >> that is your last call. we'll see you again tomorrow for a special on the record tea party politics a look at the tea poorty and it's predicted impact on 2012 elections. good night. go to greta wire. hello, mr. bill. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" from l.a. is on. tonight: >> every once in a while you got to get out of the streets and get a little bloody when necessary. >> intense union debate throughout the country. but in wisconsin, the democratic senators will not come back to the state to vote. laura ingraham and caroline heldman will way in. >> we are not scared of any rats or cowards. we are going to stand strong. >> the dictator qaddafi has now lost control of libya. he will be deposed soon but will president obama have him arrested as terrorist? we will debate that? >> my kid is not here. is he dead because of him. he ruined my [bleep] life. >> a corrupt judge accused by a mother of murder. wait until you hear. this i would like him to go to hell and rot there forever. >> megyn kelly with the story. >> bill: cauti
demonstration to date. here in washington, the obama administration is playing down concerns that if president mubarak is forced out, radical islamists could cease power. yet, there's a sense of frustration and uncertainty at the white house. the administration has made clear to president mubarak he needs an exit strategy but sees no evidence as yet he is ready for a true dialogue with his critics. as one official put it to me, "it is not clear he is listening, and he may try to overstay his already overstayed time." and we have more from cairo. >> reporter: hi, john. on that point you were just making there about the concern that exists that if the moib regime should fall there would be some islamic government that would take over, a lot of strong opinions on that front from the streets of cairo. people saying that, no, that is not the case because this is not an islamic revolt. this is a revolt of the people and what they do want is democracy. and anyone who comes into power should president mubarak should fall should be held as accountable as he is being held by the population right now. th
over control to the egyptain military. screen left, president obama arriving for a preplanned speech in michigan. we're told that he was watching events on board air force one very closely. and we expect to hear from him soon. screen right, we're awaiting a state department briefing with p.j. crowley. it was scheduled for 1:15 eastern time. it's now floated, but we expect it to happen soon. this crisis began back on january 26. demonstrators motivated by the ousting of tunisia's president. protesters taking to the streets to demand the resignation of mubarak. violence broke out, injuries and deaths. from there, a curfew was put in place, internet and phone service shut down. the u.s. started to pay attention. protesters and the president of egypt refusing to back down. by february 2, tensions boiled over. journalists targeted, injured, attacked, including our own greg palkot. by february 3, the u.n. estimated that 300 people had died. the protesters digging in their heels. more organized protests reported on february 8. all of that brings us to this moment. shortly after 10:00 a.m. e
but a swiss miss. and is president obama getting his groove on while the mideast burns? some say yes, but others say ain't no party like a motown party and a motown party can't be rescheduled. and as lovable scam p charlie sheen be called a lovable jerk? >> thank you, andy. >> your het leer hair do is -- your hitler hair do is making me feel ill. >> your face is an omelette of despair. let's welcome our guests. she excites me. i am here with patty m brown. she is so cute that snow angels make outlines of her on the ground when it is snowing. charles pain is back. fox business network and ceo of wall street strategies. he knows picking stocks like i know being in them. and he is a lot like bill shultz, but he is not homeless or infested with six kinds of hepatitis. filling in for my repulsive sidekick is john devore. and next to me, thaddeus mccodder. he released a book called "seize freedom" hope that is not a stripper, and i suggest you read the forward because it is fantastic. it is fantastic. , eh. we have no pinch because bill is out and when bill is out pinch is gone too. >> wei
are criticizing michelle obama for creating what they say is a nanny state. carol costello joins us from washington. carol what is the concern here? what is the complaint? >> well, the concern is with the allegations that michelle obama wants to create a nanny state. it started with michelle obama's little garden at the white house. she invited children to plant vegetables to encourage kids to eat healthy, the start of her childhood anti-obesity campaign, which many people said was a no downside issue. wrong. turns out some conservatives say that planted the seeds of her real goal, to create a nanny state, an allegation that gained steam when she championed breast feeding because some people say breast feeding leads to slimmer adults, and that came around the time that the irs said breast pumps could be a tax deduction. michelle bachman says to think that the government has to buy my breast pump for my babies, i think you just got the definition of the nanny state, and yesterday sarah palin jumped on that band wagon again. >> it's no wonder that michelle obama is saying, you better breas
you. >> reporter: thank you. megyn: there is this fox news alert. the obama administration has just announced that it will no longer defend the same-sex -- no, the defense of marriage act. they call it doma, defense of marriage act. president clinton signed it. it allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex unions from other states. it's been in place for more than a decade. the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, just announced that president obama does not believe the law is constitutional and neither does eric holder. they're no longer going to enforce the federal law that's on the books passed by congress, signed by president clinton, and still very much a law. joining me now on the phone to react to the breaking news is maggie gallagher. she's chairman of the national organization for marriage. maggie, this is stunning. president obama has made no secret of the fact that he doesn't like the defense of marriage act and yet they've also been open at the white house that while they would like to see it repealed, they know that the u.s. congress will not repeal the act. in the wa
but they haven't done a very good job of giving especially to american workers. today president obama went before the chamber of commerce to try to get that crowd to kind of act like patriots. commentary on that coming up. glenn beck imagines a coalition between muslim brotherhood and the american labor unions. and even some conservatives are cringing. and the super bowl, heck of a game. the messed up national anthem that has everybody talking at the water cooler. and the people who paid 200 bucks to watch the whole thing from the parking lot? that's a fan. this is the story that has me fired up to start things off tonight. american business. now here they are, they've had a heck of a run. they're sitting on $2 trillion and president obama wants them to get in the game for the american worker. sounds like the american thing to do. the president went into the lions den over at the chamber of commerce today and delivered this message very clear. >> now is the time to invest in america. today american companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets and i know that many of you have
about what the obama's administration is, at times they are saying mubarak they want him to transition out and now a special envoy that visits the region says not so fast. what are you hearing there? >> the message certainly has changed in flavor, perhaps in total to be quite honest. we just saw a special envoy frank lisner -- whirt ner, obama they want a full removal of mubarak. they say it's crucial that they stage the transition. dramatically different what we were hearing. he says he believes increasingly they will be an orderly transition to democracy. >> i therefore believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical, it's his opportunity write his own legacy. >> reporter: now speaking if munich, secretary of state hillary clinton has today said that the transition pro said led by omar suleiman must be supported. officials are quick to say she doesn't mean that there is any u.s. support for the vice president to have a new role in the new government come the elections that are planned for later this year. they are not trying to endorse anybody in particular but by s
mitchell, live in washington. president obama says that government and big business have to work together in order to try to create jobs. today he told the chamber of commerce that his administration is committed to building a foundation for stronger growth. he called on business leaders to start investing in the economy again. nbc news chief white house correspondent chuck todd joins us now. what is the strategy? this is clearly the build daily white house strategy and it's evolving new relationship with business? >> reporter: and even almost to underscore the idea that he's trying to have a more personal relationship with the business community, the president walked across lafayette park to the chamber of commerce building. it's all part of this message that the obama white house wants to say that we're not against big business. what's interesting about the chamber's approach is that there seems to be a decision made by the chamber that they have to look like that they want to work with the obama white house, that it isn't necessary great politics for them, if they look more pro republi
by white house officials throughout the day. >> reporter: with president obama traveling to michigan on a pre-scheduled day trip, white house aides chose their words carefully. the president was briefed in the oval office by national security advisor and watched developments on air force one. as the events were still unfolding, president obama in marquette, michigan, spoke to the magnitude of the moment. >> is what absolutely clear, we are witnessing history unfold. the moment of transformation that is taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> reporter: and mr. obama spoke about the young people of egypt who have mobilized and demanded a transformation of their government. >> we want those young people and all egyptians to know that america will continue to do everything we can to support and orderly and genuine transition to demgz in egypt. >> reporter: as the events evolved in egypt, from the american perspective, experts say there is a real dilemma with these types of events. >> the administration is in an awkward position. we don't want to prop out the d
report on the latest on the developing story later in the show. >> gregg: president obama preparing to address the u.s. congress tomorrow and he will attempt to win the support of business leaders. >> it's a short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce but there is a big divide between the two. complicating the relationship, they helped the republicans win back to the house. their leaders say the president's health care law is bad for business. plus last fall the chamber may have used foreign money to air ads attacking democrats. >> if we make america the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark here in america. they should set up shop here and hire workers and pay decent wages. >> this relationship could be for a number of reasons. elections are warming up but the chamber focuses on congressional races that will have influence over voters. voters the president needs for reelection. if you are on the same side of an important fight winning congressional support with a trade agreement for south korea. business leaders like that he has appointed bill
, we saw president obama unveiled his 2012 budget proposal. if you go to, we have a budget page available. you can look back /budget. with events we have been covering -- hearings. all of it can be found there. we also have a list of amendments for this 2011 spending bill debated in the house. if you are interested in who has to file amendments and what issue, go to, and there you can find a list of amendments. upper marlboro, maryland. libya is a moderate. what do you think? caller: i think there should be moderation and all things. part of the problem is half of the legislators are working on the budget cuts -- and the other half should be working on the jobs bill. it is a no-brainer, if you put people back to work it will make a dent in the deficit. 15 million people unemployed? they would be paying taxes, federal and state taxes, buying appliances and spending money. and another thing that irritates me, when they talk about entitlements. i worked 30 years for my civil service retirement, standing out in the rain and cold and sleet and snow, five degre
: good morning, and welcome to "washington journal" on this monday, february 7, 2011. president obama will -- the chamber of commerce today for the first time as commander in chief. we will carry that live this morning on c-span at 11:30 a.m. our question to start "washington journal" -- should president obama court of the business community? the numbers to call -- let's take a look at a peace in "usa today" talking about the president's address at the chamber of commerce. obama faces business leaders. host: should the president of the business community? matt, caller from manhattan. what do you think the president should do here? caller: i think he ought to stand up to the business community once and for all. big business, corporations, don't pay taxes. corporations write their own regulations. the regulation is there should be no regulation. they are masters at obtaining what they once a through the government'. and if president obama had any hutzpah backbone, he would be in their face and represent the individual taxpayer. again, thank you for c-span. host: caller from illinois. we
of corruption, corruption, corruption. these countries love the united states and sent to obama election attitude have been changed. they love president obama and they wish they had a president like obama. now it is time for the u.s. to get rid of all of the governments of the middle east and u.s. set up in the democracy and all of these countries. people of the middle east are tired of islam and have no problem with the state of israel. the u.s. has all the resources to do so. we have plenty educated people in these countries working and living in these countries. we love the u.s. for what it stands for. u.s. can use these people to set up a fair and democratic -- democratic government. host: we need you to wrap up. caller: the only thing i am trying to tell you, the american people should realize the people in this part of the world are tired. i go back and forth and whenever i go -- because of corruption, retaliation, everything. host: steve, what got to let you go. his main message -- the people in that region of the world are tired. the next phone call is from alexandria, virginia.
and spiking oil prices. we'll get the latest from richard engel in libya. and what's behind the obama administration's decision not to enforce the doma act. and finally, rumsfeld versus jon stewart last night. >> i think i know why you're here. and let me deflate the tension right off the bat. apology accepted. >> good for jon stewart. it's in "the side show" but there's nothing funny about it. >>> gentlemen, it's great to have you on. this is one of the most interesting political fights that have come along in a long time. you have republican governors in state where is they dominate their legislatures, pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, michigan and wisconsin. they own those states politically. they're using this unique ability of power to destroy one of their enemies it seems. is that your assessment senator brown? >> yeah, governor kasich won the election in with the fall. huge republican year, won by two like he has a mandate to go over the unions. collective bargaining is a 7 75-year-plus tradition in this country. it's why we have this middle class. it's why people who work with thei
for a battle over president obama's 2012 budget proposal. administration says the plan freezes government spending and cut the deficit over the next 10 years. republicans say it does not go far enough. the d.c. region was para from the most painful parts of the spending plan, but nothing is safe yet. >> brianne carter is looking at the impact here. >> good morning. president's proposed a budget for 2012 as good news for d.c. the budget continues funding for a program that allows d.c. students to pay in-state tuition at hundreds of universities across the country and maintain funding to city, public, and charter schools, reinforcing education as a priority of this administration. under the blueprint, the smithsonian institution would get a $100 million increase to build a black history museum. bikes salaries and facilities would that's a little of a slashing, which will cause changes. however, with the budget battle under way on capitol hill, it's not likely everything in the proposal will remain. the republican's proposed spending resolution could mean deep cuts in the district. the gop p
, briefing president obama on the severity of this massive storm that's moving across the country. this thing could affect 100 million americans by the time it's through. we're expecting the fema administrator to join robert gibbs for today's white house briefing. you do not see that every day or every storm. mike emanuel is live at the white house. set the stage. what will be the fema's message today? >> the briefing that president obama had with the director of homeland security and fema administrator, mr. fugate, was to be prepared for every possibility, including power outages. mr. fugate will be here with robert gibbs and part of it is emphasizing the serious nature of the storm. we've seen terrible pictures from the midwest. we have blizzard warnings across the upper midwest, all the way down to arkansas. more than 30 states with some advisories and warnings. what the federal government is going to be saying at this briefing is, please pay attention to the warnings, be prepared, and listen to local authorities and local meteorologists for the latest on this severe storm. megyn? megyn: w
.m. this morning? president obama holds a strategy session while house members begin their third day of debate on the spending bill. while you were sleeping, house lawmakers were debating, how to spend your money. >> it is puzzling while the -- that the majority would pose these cuts. >> our job is to create jobs here a home. >> workers or working on amendments to address the last seven months of the fiscal year. house republicans are trying to cut $61 billion from federal agencies. >> but not at the cost of our future and our jobs. >> the government could run at of money and shut down if spending legislation is not signed by february -- by march 4. >> democrats and republicans need to feel ownership of a plan. >> members voted to scrap $450 million in funding for new military jet engine. >> that is what the election showed us in november. people wanted change. >> conservatives will work to cut arts funding as democrats try to restore money to family planning programs. a final vote is expected by the end of the week. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> when you look of the vote on the fighter jet
barack obama and his liberal agenda. now, that being said there's a couple of things that are not being discussed additionally disturbing because they are not being addressed. that first and foremost is the immigration and its inextricable ties to cripple activity and fundamental islamic extremism. and they are tied. now, i promise i will be short. look, as americans where entity generations that came before us and you know this un-american unapologetic appeasement by this president to these fundamentalist islamic groups thinking that they will coddle us and they're going to accept us for what he is saying is a big joke. now, i have a little bit of a message to all these self proclaimed politically correct and practicing peacefully practicing muslims, and, you know, collect my thoughts year. a lot of them, some here in this very same room and maybe backstage, there are sympathizers. they pretty much, they turn a blind eye to what the issue is that if they continue to turn a blind eye to the problem that is fundamentalism, whether they turn a blind eye to the cousin, brother, father, who
arabia king had a terse conversation with president obama yesterday and being described as serious strain between the two leaders with regard to what is going to happen in egypt. king abdullah goes back in time with mubarak and hey, if the united states appears to be throwing out a leader this quickly in egypt, what would they do if there was an uprising in saudi arabia. >> brian: he said obama administration no matter what you decide to do with hosni mubarak, you have to understand the degree of pride this guy has. hoe feels you have not factored in that for him to leave the post and quickly change leadership. >> steve: you mention pride, brian. there is an element of egyptian who have pride in hosni mubarak. he was a war hero and they don't want him to go. there is that element as well and also a element that is supportive of the muslim brotherhood. the muslim brotherhood are for sharia law and tearing up the treaty with israel. james clapper talked about the muslim brotherhood saying it was largely secular which is isn't. listen to what he said. >> >> speaking about the muslim brotherh
ouster. >>> and today deep concerns from president obama moments ago aboardair force one as reports of more bloodshed in bahrain emerge. security forces opened fire on thousands defying a government crackdown in the capital city. we've got live reports coming from the region. >>> plus, call him the new sheriff on capitol hill. he takes aim at some sweetheart loans for congress. oversight committee chair darryl issa will join us light. >>> and the fight over spending cuts led one member of congress to make a very personal revelation. >>> plus "hardball's" chris matthews takes us behind the clinton phenomenon. >> when i was leaving the white house, i thought of myself as a guy who had been let's say a star quarterback in the nfl. >> good day, everybody. i'm norah o'donnell live in washington. andrea mitchell is off today, and we begin with the big story in wisconsin where tens of thousands of protesters are accusing the republican governor, mr. walker, of trying to balance the budget on the backs of state workers, raising health care and pension costs. in addition, protesters accuse t
president of the united states, barack obama. that was in obama's years in the latter 1970s in hawaii. and i first started reading about frank marshall davis and obama in 2007/2008. i heard conservatives on talk radio, on blogs and elsewhere saying frank marshall davis was a communist, a party member. he influenced obama. and meanwhile while i'm hearing all of this stuff i have spread all over my desk all these committee reports, right? senate judiciary committee run by democrats because. house committee internal security run by democrats, house committee un-american activities. run by democrats. most of these people who ran these committees were democrats. chris dodd's father, thomas dodd, right? francis walter, representative i-court, jack kennedy was an anticommunist on some of these committees. so i hear this and i'm thinking, okay, what does he really believe? what does davis really believe? and how close was he to obama? august 2nd, 2008, a.p. piece, davis was a constant figure in obama's early life. he was an important influence to obama looked to like a father, a mentor for advice on
about the transition beginning now, can you explain how this situation moves from president obama talking about change now, and president mubarak talking about change in september? is president obama powerless to estimate that at the next -- to make that happen? >> let's be clear as these are fluid and dynamic events. what we have seen happen over the last few days are events that many people have not seen -- nobody has seen in their lifetime. i think you heard the president last night pretty clearly. i am certainly here to say that the conversation that the president had with president mubarak was direct, it was frank, it was candid, and without getting into exactly what was said, i think the message that the president delivered clearly to president mubarak was that the time for change had come to. >> i'm trying to get the core question of what this president can do about that. >> i think changing all of these instances -- what we have seen transpire has been over the course of many days and has taken place as a result of change that has needed to happen from within the country.
>>> good day. i'm contessa brewer. the big story we're watching now, president obama grabbing the reins in the budget battle and driving republicans in a corner they may not like being in. >> it's a budget presents a detailed, multiyear, comprehensive plan to cut spending and reduce deficits. >> in the senate this morning, treasury secretary tim geithner lays out the president's 2012 budget for the finance committee. >> we have protected programs that support military people, readiness, and modernization. >> in the house today, the defense secretary at the armed services committee weighs in on what will be a tug-of-war over how much money the pentagon gets. >>> all over capitol hill -- general anxiety about spending cuts and the political consequences. the president called republicans' budget bluff with his big proposal to slash spending. >> it will mean freezing salaries of hard-working federal employees for the next two years. >> that preemptive move forces republicans to take an even stricter stand if they want to appear to be spending hawks. >> the federal government has a
's in tripoli, or somewhere in libya, we're not sure. >>> and what's behind the obama administration's decision to not enforce the defense marriage act. >>> finally, it was rumsfeld versus jon stewart on "the daily show" last night. >> i think i know why you're here and let me just deflate the tension right off of the bat. apology accepted. [ laughter ] >> well, good for jon stewart. it's in "the sideshow" tonight but nothing fun beit. senator sherrod brown is an ohio democrat, and maryland governor marty o'malley is the chairman of the governor's association. gentlemen, it's great to have you on. this is one of the most interesting political fights that we've come along in a long time. you have republican governors in states where they dominate their legislator, pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, michigan and wisconsin, they own those states politically. they're using this unique ability of power, really, to destroy one of their enemies, it seems. is that your assessment, senator brown? >> yeah, i mean governor kasich won the election in the fall in a huge republican won by two points. and acts like
to the navy's 5th fleet. >>> president obama and congressional republicans are lining up for a collision over spending. with a government shutdown looming in just over two weeks now. in the house yesterday, republicans advanced a $61 billion spending plan that would finance the government through september. president obama, though, threatened to veto, just hours after calling for some budgetary cooperation. >> this is a matter of everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to go. and then, ultimately, getting in that boat at the same time, so it doesn't tip over. >> i've been inviting the president to have that conversation since we took office two years ago. >> work on that bill moving through the house should be done by friday. but its future is anything but certain in the democratically-controlled senate. >>> your household budget could be facing cutbacks, too. prices for everything from sugar to shoes could be on the rise. and the reasons begin thousands of miles away. emily schmidt is now joining us from washington with more details. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vini
objection. mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. this week, president obama gave a speech about health care, or actually i guess it was last week now. the speech was at a fancy hotel near washington, and he told jokes to make everyone laugh and sad stories to endear his audience further to his cause. the president said, as he has many times before, his law will lower the cost of health care. president obama knows how to give a good speech and he also knows how to tell it like it isn't. while president obama was busy selling his policies on the stump, others were busy analyzing the real effects of his health care law. it's not limiting cost. now, we heard some of the figures given by the democrats here from the congressional budget office but we have to expose that they're really playing with numbers. if you tell the congressional budget office to take $500 billion from medicare that's already bankrupt and can't pay doctors to see patients, but you take $ 500 billion and call that savings that are created by obama-care -- that's part of where they get their money. the other part is to raise
late today. >>> president obama will lead a forum with small business owners at cleveland state university this hour. we will listen to see what the president might say about libya or the deaths of the four americans killed by pirates. >>> the earthquake damage in new zealand, it is horrific. all you have to do is just take a look. this building collapses onto a street. at least 65 people are confirmed dead in christchurch but that number is expected to rise. much of the city is in ruins. the magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck during lunchtime. dazed, bleeding residents were walking in the streets strewn with debris and concrete. several people are trapped. we heard from one woman who was waiting to be rescued. >> i hope someone knows i'm here. sigh suppose they do. >> you said earlier it sounded like rescuers were coming. >> yes. there are other people on other floors, and they are trying to get up and get everyone out. i just have to wait. >> yes, yes. what goes through your mind? >> oh, well, a couple hours ago, i thought i'd had it. i said good-bye, and i managed to wiggle a bi
. donald rumsfeld gets into a skirmish with a tv anchor over whether president obama has improved america's reputation in the world. have you seen this? >> the president's supporters say that in two years he's been able to return this country to a status of being liked across the world in a way that america was not liked during the bush administration. >> i think he has made a practice of trying to apologize for america. megyn: and it did not end there. the tape and the debate on what donald rumsfeld said with our political panel coming up. and this is what is left of a fun house after a powerful windstorm lifted it off the ground and threw it into a nearby house. wait until you hair what happened to the children who were playing inside and what they were doing in there in the first place. moms and dads, listen up. it's the sound that no passenger wants to hear while flying -- a giant explosion. the incredible story of what happened on this delta jet. >> everything was going fine. i noticed that there was a little bit more vibration than normal and then there was a boom and we knew that s
today, barack obama announced in springfield, illinois. four years later, why is he the only candidate in the 2012 race, as top republicans come for the annual conservative cattle call. what's taking them so long to get in the presidential campaign? >>> is osama bin laden no longer public enemy number one? the surprising assessment from top intelligence officials as congress gets its annual report on threats to the nation. the house intelligence committee leaders will be here with us live. >>> and has got to be a new land speed record for scandal. just three hours after a flirtacious photo, the congressman in question resigns. we'll have the blogger who broke the story here live. it's thursday, february 10th, i'm savannah guthrie. >> what a 24 hours in american politics in general. we had a senate retirement in jim webb, cpac starts, president is going on a trip. oh, by the way, egypt. anyway, but we're at the top and we're going to start right here. conservatives coming to washington. it's the all important cpac meeting, the unofficial start to the republican presidential primary is r
, michigan, an arab- american. your perspective? >> i have watched the news very diligently. barack obama has a very high approval rating internationally. and there is a large cast in the cia. by friends and i feel that this is an effort by the obama administration and the cia. that they are behind these uprisings. i am very happy and have confidence in the days event and what he is doing. i know that this whole episode is an effort to free middle eastern dictatorship. we are very happy here. dinky. -- thank you. host: where are you from, originally? caller: arabia. host: rachel is a democrat from beaufort, south carolina. good morning. caller: good morning. how are you? host: i am all right. caller: we went into iraq and killed 4000 and lost 4000 of our people. with my children were there. we killed over 100,000 people in that country. now, here we go again. you have got people sleeping outdoors. you have not even clean up new orleans. but let's go and do some more killing. the united states lies in their hands are dripping in blood. i pray that we change and leave people alone. post of febr
officials to continue working in their current position. president obama is deploying his military senior adviser to meet with middle east key allies. meanwhile, ripples across the revolution are being felt across the world. in algeria, officials arrested protesters. >>> cairo's tahrir square is being flooded with protesters today. ron allen is live for us in cairo. ron, it has to be noted here, you know, mega kudos to you and the way you've covered this and been out in the square and -- no, honestly, our nbc news team has been phenomenal. you've been a cornerstone of that. i know an embarrassing congratulations, but we really appreciate it. on the heels of that, give me this story in egypt today. >> thanks for that, alex. i'm just the face of a great team of people here who have been in the trenches for a long time, particularly the folks here who live and work in this part of the world and do this day in and day out when it's not a media event. as one person put it, the protesters are now ordinary people armed with brooms who are cleaning up the square. symbolically and practically. pra
to leave. >> reporter: president obama was in the oval office when he got word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched on television some of the celebrations gripping cairo. >> the people in egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> reporter: events unfolded so fast, the white house had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was rumored to be resigning yesterday. and demonstrators were furious when he said he wasn't leaving. the administration tried to walk a fine line. supporting the demands for democracy, but reluctant to abandon a key ally that gets over a billion dollars of u.s. aid every year. protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: in the hours after the news broke, president obama did huddle with his national security team in the situation room. but the white house says he did not speak with mubarak today or imhrgt e -- any other egyptian leader. we're live in the white house, i
, god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. >> president obama giving a significant speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce, the president reaching out to one haof his harshest critics. some 14% of persons now compare and contrast that with wall street, amazing bonuses, $135 billion in bonuses for 2010. the message from the president there to the chamber of commerce is that there has to be work together and this olive branch was really about jump-starting jobs. >> two years, big business and obama were at odds, the boiling point when obama accused the conservative chamber of commerce of refusing to disclose the millions it spent on campaign ads to defeat democrats. >> they've got names like americans for prosperity, or the committee for truth in politics or moms for motherhood. actually that last one i made up. >> the chamber pushed back on health care reform, corporate taxes and government regulation. now the two sides appear to be ready for a truce. a few weeks ago, chamber president tom donahue, downplayed the tension. >> we're going to support on the export contro
, president obama comes out and says you've got to start this transition now. and that may be prompting his people to get out into the streets. bill: day by day now, again, live pictures here, you'll see it in a moment, kind of a cat and mouse game, one side pelt also the other, the other returns fire later. we have wondered hour by hour, which side the military takes. this is a country largely ruled by the military. if they support mubarek, he's safe and he's good and there will be a crackdown, good in terms of power and holding on to it until september. if not, what happens then? and that's the wild card the world waits to see play out. martha: we'll keep an eye on it. >>> in the meantime, social security, as we have reported here, is expected to run dry by 2037, and republican senator lend see graham says he has a plan to save the program. what he is now proposing. we're going to get that from him coming up. plus -- >> democratic leadership in the senate doesn't want to vote on this bill, but i assure you, we will. that's what americans want, it's the right thing to do. bill: he says rep
't know. i don't know. we'll see. >> palin then slammed president obama's budget, which she says does little to reduce the deficit. >> i think that's an overstatement to say we are making a dent in the national debt and in this practice of deficit spending, because it's not really even a dent. i mean, maybe a littthumb print positively affecting what we need done with the deficit, and the debt. not nearly enough. his spending plan does add to the debt and does allow for the next ten years, still, deficit spending. that is the wrong road to be on. that will not cure economic ilz in our country. >> all right. she alsopraised cuomo. she criticized questions of obama's -- oh, no. citizenship, and she called it a distraction. >> good for her. >> there is still -- into his third year as president, there are still some people out there still questioning president obama's faith and citizenship. do you question his faith and citizenship? >> i don't, and those are distractions. what we're concerned about the economy and the policies coming out of his administration. >> all right. i found someth
the president. i was traveling with him yesterday to marquette, michigan. late into the evening president obama when he returned to the white house was in meetings with his national security team. you look at yesterday afternoon when president obama was speaking to the crowd in marquette, michigan. he seemed quite hopeful that president mubarak would go quite a bit further than he actually did. president obama saying to the crowd there that we are witnessing history unfold and this is a moment of transformation. by the evening a decidedly different tone and lengthy statement the president put out. almost a point by point almost rebuttal to president mubarak's message. i'll read you a portion of it that the president put out. president obama saying too many egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy and responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the world. president obama goes on to say the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unekwif cal path and they have not yet seized that oppo
and coming up this hour, virginia congressman gerry connolly will talk about president obama's speech to the chamber of commerce. then louisiana congressman, cassidy. he practices medicine in baton rouge and alexander young on the global economy and the u.s. stock market. this is "washington journal." . . host: let's begin with "the hill " newspaper. what are your thoughts on this? do companies have a responsibility to the u.s. workers? independentsif you look at "thel times" headlines on this -- "obama urges executives to share perks." let's listen to what president obama had to say on this yesterday at the chamber of commerce. take a listen. >> your responsibility goes beyond recognizing the need for certain standards of safeguards. if we're fighting to reform the tax code and increase exports to help you compete, the benefits cannot just translate into greater profits and bonuses for those of the top. they have to be shared by american workers who need to know that expanding trade and opening markets will whip their standards of living as well as your bottom line. we canno
. white house press secretary robert gibbs says president obama is following the breaking developments on the road in michigan. the president is scheduled to speak just 30 minutes from now. we'll, of course, bring that to you live. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we begin in egypt. thousands of people are packed into liberation square, hoping for the official word that mubarak is, indeed, leaving. reports are still trickling in about what is happening behind the scenes in cairo. it appears that the egyptian military has staged a kind of silent coup to force mubarak from power. within the past hour, mubarak apparently met with vice president suleiman, who is expected to take over, at least for a transition. our coverage continues with nbc's richard engel, "nbc nightly news" anchor and managing editor, brian williams, and nbc's rachel maddow. we begin in cairo with nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, who broke this story earlier today. richard, can you bring us up to date? >> reporter: we are waiting now for president mubarak to speak. we've been told that he wi
. >>> and tech chore. president obama talks jobs with business leaders in silicon president obama talks jobs with business leaders in silicon valley. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the budget crisis that is gripping dozens of states. ground zero is wisconsin. and now president obama has weighed in, calling efforts to cut costs there an assault on unions. state employees in wisconsin, who have rallied for days, continue their protests at the state capitol overnight. republican lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would cut workers' benefits, and union bargaining rights. efforts to vote on the measure were disrupted thursday when democrats skipped town. lawmakers may try again today. cynthia bowers has more on the drama in madison, wisconsin. >> union busting's got to go. >> reporter: in the wisconsin capital, the fight over the state budget is now up close and personal. they are protesting proposed budget cuts that could impact 300,000 public workers, and 14 democratic senators fled the state to delay a
and work on the bill that would ultimately become president obama's health care reform. but it didn't happen. the democrats lost an election in massachusetts for the senate seat. and that changed the paradigm, that changed the narrative, that changed the debate. and then what happened? the house took up the bill passed by the senate, conveniently a bill that had been passed by the house of representatives the summer before as a housing bill, h.r. 3590, look it up at home. 3590, passed the senate. why would senator reid, why would the other body take up a previously passed house bill and turn it into a health care bill? because it wasn't a health care bill. it was a tax bill. it was a tax bill that had by constitutional authority had to originate in the house of representatives. so then the other body had the perfect vehicle. take the housing bill, strip out the housing language, put in the health care language, pass it on christmas eve and we'll gather back after the new year's eve festivities and create a conference committee and pass the president's signature health care legislati
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